Tuesday, January 29, 2013

That's Better

Today turned out much better than yesterday. We didn't exactly hop out of bed when the alarm went off, but we were on our treadmills by 5:15 to tackle this cardio workout. Definitely tough, but engaging and a great way to wake up. I covered four miles in about 42 minutes!

The rest of the day felt a little rough, but that workout at least set the tone for a positive day. I always feel more patient with my students when I've already gotten a good sweat session done.

But the highlight of the day? This seriously delicious burger, courtesy of my husband.

To create these masterpieces, Terry topped the grass-fed beef with a fried egg, pepper jack cheese, tomato, avocado, and hot sauce (though I omitted the hot sauce). We used toasted whole wheat English muffins for the bun--so good!

And on the side: diced pears and blackberries. Our little "breakfast" was phenomenal!

I also promised you another recipe that Terry created yesterday. You remember that he decided on this week's dinner menu; well, so far, his two dinners have been AMAZING! Last night he made California Caprese salad, and it rocked!

California Caprese Salad
Serves 2

  • 2 tomatoes, preferably heirloom
  • 1 avocado (or more, if you want)
  • 3-4 ounces mozzarella, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar (a particularly sweet version is best!)
  • Salt and pepper, optional (we forgot and it still tasted great!)
Slice the tomatoes and avocado(s). Layer a tomato slice, a mozzarella slice, and then the avocado. Repeat until all slices are used. Drizzle the olive oil and vinegar over everything; then sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

So simple. So fresh. So delicious. My husband is amazing.

I also made these cookies in response to a vicious brownie craving.

I followed the recipe exactly and added an extra sprinkle of salt on top of the cookies at the end. Because I'm a little bit of a cookie genius. (But really only in terms of choosing recipes, because if I ever tried to make up a recipe from thin air I would likely end up with something that resembles goop.)

And now a little school work and Downton Abbey before bed!

What was your most recent craving? Did you go for it?


  1. Man, you have got yourself a keeper!!!! That boy can cookkk!! :)

  2. i made brownies yesterday too! i have been craving them all week! since it's a certain time of the month the chocolate craving is not that surprising so i figured i'd go with it rather than keep trying to replace it with other things. so far it's working - except i'm eating a lot of brownies, lol. that burger looks so good! adding a fried egg to my burger is something i NEED to start doing soon. i never used to like eggs but now that i am obsessed with them i can't imagine anything better than a drippy yolk on a burger. yum.

  3. What a yummy looking burger! And those cookies? Can I have them all please?! :D

  4. burger drool right there. I need someone to come cook some for me